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beat Liverpool 3-2 after extra time in this season's
League Cup Final. Chelsea's Frank Lampard,
son of Frank Lampard, played the whole 120 minutes
of the game that Liverpool led 1-0 from the first minute
with a goal by Riise, until 11 minutes from the end of 90
minutes, when Gerrard scored in his own net to equalise.
Chelsea were unstoppable, Drogba and Kezman took it to
3-1 in extra time, though Liverpool did pull one back
Frank's first honour at club level.
since his sending off at Newcastle United in the FA Cup
5th Round one week earlier, Carlo Cudicini,
son of Fabio Cudicini (AC
not even make the bench. This is rather unjust as Carlo
had been the goalkeeper in 4 of the earlier round ties.
Ranieri (A S Roma - not confirmed) has been sacked by
Valencia in Spain.
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Kember, son of Steve Kember (Crystal Palace), has left
Bromley having been their captain earlier in the season.
Not presently listed with a club.His brother Paul
broke his ankle in January and no longer has a profile
listed on the webpage, though there is no news of him
Gould, son of Bobby Gould (Wolverhampton
leaves Preston North End for Bristol City.
Talbot (Ipswich Town) leaves Oldham Athletic. The coach, Tony Philliskirk
will take over. Brian has been at he club a year, and
helped save the club from relegation. Oldham finished
15th last season, but are now just two points above the
relegation zone in League One. Oldham did have a good FA
Cup run this season beating Manchester City 1-0 in the
fourth round, before losing to Bolton Wanderers in the
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Livermore - son of Doug Livermore (Liverpool)- is sent off in the Championship match
away to Cardiff City. He was sent off in injury time, as
was team mate Alan Dunne, and Cardiff City player James
Collins. Millwall won 1-0. This is David's 4th career
dismissal, the last time being in a 2-0 home win on 18
October, 2003 v Sheffield United in the Championship. So
far he has been sent off once in four of his six seasons
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are beaten in the 5th round of the FA Cup 1-0 away to
Newcastle United, thanks to a 4th minute goal by
Kluivert. Chelsea had been pushing for England's first
ever four trophy haul (Premiership, FA Cup, League Cup,
Champions League). In the 90th minute Carlo
Cudicini, son of Fabio Cudicini (AC
is sent off for the second time in his English
career. The last time also being in the FA Cup in a 1-0
victory at home v Middlebrough in a third round tie on 4
January 2003. This occasion may be more costly for Carlo,
as presently his only games this season have been in Cup
matches - 4 League Cup, 3 FA Cup and 1 Champions League.
Lampard, son of Frank Lampard was also in the defeated
Chelsea team having come on at half time.
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Youri Djorkaeff , son of Jean
Djorkaeff (Paris Saint Germain), has announced that he is to
playMajor League Soccer in the United States for a season
with the MetroStars.
http://www.ezilon.com/information/article_2068.shtml reports ...
Djorkaeff had been
looking for a club after leaving English side
Blackburn Rovers FC in December. The 36-year-old will
follow the path taken by another FIFA World Cup
winner, current Hungary coach and former German
international, Lothar Matthäus, who also ended his
career in New York with the MetroStars.
The player, who earned the nickname 'The Snake'
during an illustrious European career, had been
sidelined for two months at Blackburn because of
injuries, but is expected to be ready to compete when
the 2005 MLS season begins on 1 April.
The Lyon-born player was a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
winner with Paris Saint-Germain FC in 1995/96 and a
UEFA Cup winner with FC Internazionale Milano in
1997/98. His best moments, however, came with
victories at the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000
with France, for whom he scored 28 goals in 82 games.
Also see MetroStars - Roster - Player Bio
Busby (Luton Town) has left as Caretaker manager
of the National Conference League side, York City. Viv
had been a former player-coach at the club between
1982-1987 and had been in post since November last year.
replaced by as caretaker manager by Billy McEwan.
70-71 Pages would like to welcome Billy to the site for
the first time as I see that he was a Hibernian player in the 70-71 season.
probably best known for his nine year spell on the
coaching team at Derby County. He was caretaker manager
there twice in April to June 1995 and in January 2002,
after the sackings of Roy McFarland and Colin Todd
respectively. Billy had also been manager of Sheffield
United 1986-1988, Rotherham United1988-1991, and
player, Billy moved from Hibernian to Blackpool in May
1973, and went on to play for Brighton and Hove Albion,
Chesterfield, Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, and
finally Rotherham United, whom he left in the 1983-83
back page headlines in 2003 when he was sacked by the
manager John Gregory, but was restored into post when he
was found to be unfairly dismissed. Altogether he was on
the coaching staff under 5 managers. Billy was still on
the coaching staff books with Derby County at the
beginning of this season but left on 19 October 2004
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play out a 0-0 draw at home to the Netherlands
at Villa Park, in an uninspiring friendly. The
England team had two next generation players involved.Frank
Lampard, son of Frank Lampard won his 30th cap in which he
has scored 8 goals- he played just the first 45 minutes. Michael
son of Terry Owen (Bradford
the full match. Michael has scored 27 goals in 67 matches
draw 1-1 with France in the Stade de France in a
friendly. Tobias Linderoth -son of Anders Linderoth (Helsingborgs IF) wins his 46th cap, after missing two frindly
internationals in January v South Korea and Mexico. He
played the first 75 minutes, and did not add to his 2
particular reason other than I found a picture, David
now has his own page.
once again to Phil Moody, John Kaye now has his own page. John is a
West Brom player on Bob's 70-71 Pages, but Phil's
interest is that he began his League career at Scunthorpe
Moore (Tranmere Rovers) has left Rotherham United
after seven and a half years in charge. Rotherham have
been bottom of the Championship all this season, and look
unlikely to avoid relegation.
Alan Knill, the reserve and youth-team coach, has been
appointed caretaker boss until the end of the season
Town) has an
unlikely involvement in the Iraqi elections. The
following story is from BBC SPORT Talbot hurt during
manager Brian Talbot has been hurt after being caught
up in a clash outside a polling station set up in
Manchester for the Iraq election.
was driving to Boundary Park for Sunday's FA Cup tie
against Bolton when he became embroiled in a skirmish
between rival groups of Iraqis.
attacked after accidentally hitting an Iraqi with his
surrounded his vehicle, smashing its windows and
leaving him with a neck injury and cuts and bruises.
fighting had broken out between voters and about 200
Arab Iraqis protesting against the election.
Oldham spokesman told BBC Greater Manchester Radio:
"Brian was very shaken up and his car was in a
right state. But he has made it to the game and he
just wants to get on with the match now. "
Thanks to Phil
a detailed profile of Nigel Cassidy is now available, and John
now has his own page. John sadly died on 14 December,
Football pundit Rodney
has been fired by Sky Sports for making a joke on air
about the tsunami disaster.
City striker, 60, joked David Beckham had turned down
a move to Newcastle United because of trouble with
the "Toon Army in Asia".
A Sky Sports
spokesman said: "These remarks should never have
been made and Sky would like to offer its apologies
to those who were offended."
Marsh said: "I
am hugely disappointed in myself for letting them
Army" is a term used by Newcastle's fans to
Marsh made the
comments during a live phone-in programme, You're on
Sky Sports, on Monday.
A spokesman for the
channel described the joke as "offensive and
"An apology was
made within the programme and Rodney's comments were
edited and removed from later transmissions," he
Marsh, who also
played for Fulham and is known for his outspoken
views on football, insisted he did not intend to
unreservedly for any offence I caused by my
thoughtless and inappropriate comment I made last
night," he said.
was to make a light-hearted football joke."
Emails to the site the above
appears on comment that Marsh should not have said what
he did, but sacking seemed over-harsh. Things said on a
live broadcast when the pressure is on to perform do, in
my opinion, account for saying such a stupid thing, but
Sky let themselves down by being so disloyal to their
employee of many years.
Zoff is the new
Fiorentina coach succeeding sacked caretaker coach,
Sergio Buso. Dino has singed an 18-month agreement after
talks with Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle. Fiorentina
are 15th in Serie A and have lost 3 of their last 4
games. This is Dino's first football post since being
sacked by Lazio in September 2001
very much to Robert Endeacott and Graeme Garvey for
letting me know about the latest book from Relish books. Apologies to them for my delay
in putting this up, but I've seen Fanthology in many shops around Leeds and
it is definitely a book that can be favourably judged by
(Click www.relishbooks.co.uk to purchase)
By Robert Endeacott & Graeme Garvey
you say about Leeds United FC, its very
unlikely the words boring and mundane
would be used. The life & times of this
famous club, the fortunes & misfortunes and the
trials & tribulations are unparalleled in world
Leeds fans all over the world tell of their emotions,
their tears of joy & their tears
of misery in good, bad and downright ugly
times with the world famous Whites. And fans of
all ages reveal WHY theyre Leeds
fans, what it is that makes them so loyal and give
their reasons for nearly losing all sense of reason
watching Leeds play the beautiful game.
Bassett (Walton and Hersham) joins the coaching staff at
Millwall till the end of the season.
Jordan - son of Joe Jordan (Morton)- has left Hartlepool after
playing just 6 games in a year and a half. Albatross
has written this lively report, which can be found at Andy Jordan Released by Pools
PoolsOnline.tk - Unofficial Hartlepool News and Views:
you're leaving us - goodbye.... Hartlepool United
have announced today that Andy Jordan is leaving the
club by mutual consent. It's not been a particularly
successful partnership, and it's no surprise at all
that "Joe's Son" has left Victoria Park for
The main surprise in
the news about Jordan is that it's taken so long to
finally happen - it's possible that negotiations had
been continuing in the background about the payoff,
or maybe Jordan has found another club and so is
prepared to leave.
The son of Scottish legend Joe, Jordan started his
career with Bristol City before moving onto an
unfortunate spell with Cardiff; injury, own goals,
and a continuing dislike by Cardiff fans for his Dad
meant that he never became established with the
Bluebirds and was released after playing just six
times in three years. He became one of Cooper's
earliest signings for Pools, and has not exactly
proved to be one of his best despite making a
He made his debut in the opening day win over
Peterborough, and looked set to be a regular after
playing in the first four games - but was dropped
late in August, and made his last appearance for the
first team in the victory over Stockport in
September. More than a year has passed since, and
Jordan has failed to make any impact at all on the
first team squad and has frequently not played for
the reserves either.
Jordan had a trial with Macclesfield towards the end
of last season that lead to nothing, but signs of a
comeback for Pools were few and far between. Having
filled in a little on the left, the central defender
saw himself behind Brackstone, Robson and then
Robertson for that position, and Cooper seemed to
prefer Scott Walker, Darren Craddock and even Mark
Tinkler in preference to the big Scot. Rumours of a
falling out were in the air, although today's
statement is as diplomatic as anything you're likely
to see - Jordan thanks everyone at the club and
there's no indication of a clash of personalities.
The simple answer to why Jordan has gone seems to be
that we simply had better options than him, both in
the side and in the youth team. As soon as Nelson and
Westwood got their partnership going Jordan wasn't
going to get a look-in; and it's tempting to say that
he was essentially a "panic signing" by
Cooper, who needed to flesh his squad out pretty
quickly when he took over. With the benefit of
hindsight he may have not persued his interest - but
then a lot of things are easy to say after the event.
Jordan has agreed to go now, presumably saving the
club at least part of the money they would otherwise
have paid him; he now has the rest of the season to
find another club before the Summer merry-go-round,
and Cooper may have another slot in his squad that he
can now look to fill. Without wanting to put Andy
Jordan down in any way (he's a lot bigger than me!)
this doesn't make much difference to the strength of
the squad - having rarely even made the bench, it
would be hard to describe him as even a fringe player
at the club. He's made less than 30 first team
appearances throughout his career, and will no doubt
be wanting to get some first team football and make
his name elsewhere. Will we see Jordan: The Comeback?
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Megson has become the new manager of
Championship side, Nottingham Forest. Forest are in the
relegation zone at present, and Gary is taking over forom
Mick Harford, who was caretaker manager
following the departure of in Decemeber of Joe
was sacked at the start of the season by Premiership
side, West Bromwich Albion.
Yes, after much delay the Thirty Years Ago feature is
finally brought bang up to date with the addition of September
and February 1975
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Jamie Redknapp scored his
first goal for his new club Southampton, who managed by
his father, Harry Redknapp. It came in his second
appearance for Southampton, and was the final goal in a
3-1 away victory against Northampton, in the third round
of the FA Cup. A couple of minutes later, Harry
substituted his son.
2) On the subject of goals, this
day saw a rare or possibly unique event happen. Windsor
and Eton drew 3-3 at Heybridge Swifts at home in the
Ryman League Premier League. Windsor's goals came from Paul
Holsgrove (8 minutes), Peter Holsgrove
(14 minutes), and Lee Holsgrove(66
minutes). All three are brothers, and well known to Bob's
70-71 Pages as the sons of John Holsgrove
three brothers played a number of times together at
Hayes, this was the first time all three had scored in
the same game. It also marked Lee's League debut for
Windsor and Eton, as he had only re-joined up with his
brothers on 2 January. The brothers all left Hayes in the
Summer break, and Lee was the last of them to sign for
Windsor and Eton.
to Trevor Bugg of the Association of Football Statisticians at www.11v11.co.uk for being the first to point this out to
me. He is curious to know if the even has ever happened
in a senior game before. I certainly don't think so, if
you know different, please email me.
hear Sir Geoff Hurst on Talk Sport Radio at the opening of the new
Wembley stadium tours. Sir Geoff said he was amazed at
the new stadium. (Also see BBC SPORT Football Hurst
delighted by new Wembley)
Sir Geoff, as an old hand at answering
ball-over-the-line questions also said that yes the
'goal' at Man U versus Spurs earlier in the week
definitely crossed the line. However, I have Billy
to thank for sending me this picture that may prove that
in fact, it was not !
did not cheat and get away with it. Honest.
Email: Subject When is not a
goal a goal ?
After the Tottenham "goal " the other day I
was asking friends to recall the Chelsea goal that
was given, that never was in I think 1971 against
Ipswich at Stamford Bridge, when if I am right a Alan Hudson shot had hit the
side netting. Do you recall the circumstances?
The Roy Carroll decision is the worst one I have
heard of since that. I am Man U fan, so I wasn't
for spotting that one Andrew, I didn't know about it
until now - though I found out more about it on this very
site. See Thirty Years Ago: 26
September 1970, which says...
winning goal for Chelsea against Ipswich T. at
Stamford Bridge brought outraged cries of protest
from the Ipswich players, and their manager Bobby
Robson, who joined them on the field in group round
the referee. . . they said the ball hit the stanchion
outside the net. . . Referee Roy Capey and his
linesmen said it hit inside the net. . .
Email: Subject Hull City Hero
was an avid Hull City supporter in the "Swinging
60's". I was privileged to see that great line
up of Henderson and Butler on the right and left
wings, Chilton at centre-forward, Ken Houghton
inside-left (all Hull City). But, at inside right there
was the most talented player I ever saw at that
time, with the very grudging exception of Georgie
Oh, and I mustn't forget the ex-Arsenal winger turned
goalie, the barrel-chested, fruit-laden and spit and
mud handed Iain McKechnie (Hull
above all I remember "Waggy".
Ken Wagstaff was simply the best player
who never wore an England shirt. He had more skill in
his little finger than most clubs had in their whole
teams. Just ask the England goalie (someone called Gordon
who Waggy famously nut-megged in a home game against
Stoke City. Then there was that famous goal, captured
I think on Anglia TV. Waggy juggled the ball face to
face to with a mesmerised defender before laying it
off, then running through onto the return
pass he drilled the
ball majestically low into the net.
had also had a wicked sense of humour. I seem to
remember Waggy coming out to play on a very cold and
frosty winter's day looking as though he was smoking.
I can hear the murmur going round the stands now.
Then he took the ciggy from his mouth and popped it
up his nose? Turns out it was a Vicks inhaler, but it
fooled a lot of people.
a personal level I remember going to Waggy's
house with my mates to get his autograph, and
thanks to much persuasion by Mrs Wagstaff (who also
gave us chocolate biscuits) we got it. Once when the
two Kens turned up to present the prizes at a local
lads football tournament in Hull, Waggy joined in
with us in a kick-about, and my mate Ian nut-megged
him. I can't repeat what Waggy called him!
was a true giant of the game, great skill, great
sportsmanship, and above all really loved by his
adoring fans. Now I'm in late middle age, and having
had a reasonable sporting life, I look back at Waggy
as a true sporting role model. One who many in the
modern game would do well to emulate.
in the immortal words of Bob Hope "thanks for
the memories". All the very best to you where
ever you are.
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Jamie Redknapp debuts for his
new club Southampton, who managed by his father, Harry
Redknapp. It was a 3-3 home draw in the Premiership
versus Fulham, and he played the whole 90 minutes.
Youri Djorkaeff, son of Jean Djorkaeff (Paris
has left Blackburn Rovers
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forgive me for not actually buying it, but I see that
today's copy of 'Hello' magazine features Michael
with his partner and child on the cover. See Hello
Jamie Redknapp has moved from Spurs to
Southampton , where he'll be joining up with his father Harry
Redknapp. It is a free transfer, and Jamie has a six
busy working away in the background at Bob 70-71 Towers
trying to get this year's Sky Sports page up to date. It is slow
hard work, but nipping about the official websites is
turning up lots of new information.
Not least Sam
Allardyce, is finally added to the site, as the
official Bolton Wanderers website confirms he was a youth
player, who joined the club in 1969 as a 15 year old, and
signed professional forms in 1973. With Sam naturally we
welcome his son, Craig Allardyce. For
two months in 1986 both were on Preston North End's books
as players, but I do not believe they ever played in the
same team. See Sam at Bolton Wanderers and Craig at Sons
Brighton and Hove Albion's
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Seven years since the Goldstone Ground was destroyed
by uncaring moneymen, seven years of fans' campaigns
- and still Brighton & Hove Albion FC doesn't
have a proper home and is in severe financial
difficulties. So here's another chapter in the story
of the Albion supporters' battle to save our
A few weeks ago we had the idea of reclaiming the
Piranhas' national football ska hit 'Tom Hark' for
Brighton with new lyrics in support of our stadium ,
with the dual aim of raising money for the Albion's
Alive & Kicking Fund and trying to take the
Falmer For All Campaign into the Top 20 in the month
before the Public Enquiry restarts! The Piranhas were
Brighton through and through, in the forefront of the
local punk scene in the late Seventies and early
Eighties. Many of us have very fond memories of their
gigs at legendary Brighton venues like the Vault and
the Alhambra and it has always seemed quite ironic to
me to hear their song blasting out from other clubs'
PA systems and chanted by opposing fans.
So as part of the campaign for our new stadium,
'Seagulls Ska' proudly present our new version of
'Tom Hark' along with a seriously ska version of our
beloved anthem 'Sussex By The Sea' - and the
alternative 1990 Cup Final song for our rivals
Crystal Palace! Of course, you'll hear 'Tom Hark' at
the next few Albion home games....
This record is dedicated to all the fans who have
battled so long , so hard and with such creativity
and imagination to keep our club alive: to the
Piranhas, especially Bob Grover, who inspired it and
who has given us his blessing: to Dick Knight and the
Albion board, who pulled us back from the brink: and
of course to the Albion players, whose dedication,
commitment and self-belief against unbelievable odds
have given a club with no ground and no money three
promotions in four years. And to Skint for backing
Attila the Stockbroker/John Baine
Poet in Residence and PA Announcer at the Albion
Where are they now ?
McNeil (Ipswich Town) added, see Winter
a number of players from West Bromwich Albion, thanks to Simon
Wright's email, see Winter
though it is for me to believe the email from Simon has
led to Don Howe being added to Bob's
70-71 Pages for the first time at Arsenal
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Holsgrove, son of John Holsgrove,
has once again joined his two brothers, Peter and
Paul, at the same club. Windsor and Eton
in the Ryman Premier League have now signed Lee, who had
been out of contract so far this season, whilst Peter and
Paul joined at the start of the season. Last season all
three brothers were at Hayes.
made his debut for Windsor and Eton the next day at home
in the Bryco (Ryman League) Cup v Staines, which the team
See 8 January 2005
to Radio Aire coverage whilst watching the match in the
ground, I enjoyed the expert summarising by Eddie
which is the first time his name has appeared on the
Email: Subject: My First
to pinpoint my first ever game. I don't have a
was a United v City derby game at Old Trafford in the
late 1960's or early 1970's.
won, I think it was 3-1.
sure it was a night match (midweek)
found 2 possible fixtures at Old Trafford in 1968 and
1972. Jimmy Rimmer was in the net for United. This is
the clue that I hope will narrow it down to one of
these games but which one ?? I was 5 years old in
1968. If it had been the 1972 game I'm sure I would
have remembered it more clearly.
site !! (Thanks - Bob.)
well there was a game in the 70-71 season itself in which
Rimmer was in goal, and City won at Old Trafford in the
League 4-1. However, it was on 12 December, 1970, which
was a Saturday. It is quite dark in December could that
be why you thought it was a night match ?
1968, it was 3-1 but Stepney was in goal.But how about
1972, this matches the 3-1 score (I didnt know Man
U kept losing this heavily at home to City) and the
goalkeeper was Connaughton, ie not Stepney, which may be
why you believed it was Rimmer. And I agree, you are much
more likely to remember a game from 1972 in some detail
than any younger.
follow up email arrived a couple of days later.)
think you could be right about the 1970 game. What
convinced about it being a night match was that the
floodlights were on as we walked up the wooden steps
and into the stand and this sight is what made me
fall hopelessly in love with football ! The wet
grass lit up so much that it dazzled me forever, the
smell of fag smoke and the glowing shirts (City wore
their sky blue). Obviously the lights WOULD have been
on at 3.00pm in December, especially in gloomy, grey
skies over Manchester.
also favour the 1970 date as I recall my Dad saying,
reading from the illusive programme, "Rimmer's
in goal". Another pointer is that I have always
felt sure it was the same year as the 1970 World Cup.
more. I know I got my Subbuteo (Club edition) for
Christmas 1970 and would be obsessed by the picture
on the lid which showed a goalmouth scramble under
FLOODLIGHTS. (Incidentally, our family budget didn't
run to me having the Continental Floodlighting
edition which I would have drooled over, I used to
use tilted table lamps !)
by removing the red herring of "night
match" it all fits !
the way, do you recall the Daily Express 5 a side
competition that Sportsnight used to show each year ?
("Sportsnight with Coleman" to be precise).
The players wore normal "man in the street"
trainers, possibly even tennis shoes, in much the
same way that you see photos of players in Topical
Times Annuals wearing "washed-a-1000 times"
shirts that todays pampered stars would allow their
boots to be cleaned with.
actually fielded some 1st teamers for the 5 a side
comp(imagine Wenger/Fergie allowing that now ?).
Although some second stringers did feature, the
"legendary" Carlo Sartori for one.
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magazine today has Louise - daughter-in-law to Harry
Redknapp - on the front cover. It features an interview
in which husband, Jamie and Louise talk about the birth
of Charlie. He was born by Caesarean,
and weighed 6lbs 6oz. He was named after Louise's
granddad, who was a Spurs fan, and died on the day they
announced the pregnancy.
Where are they now ?
thanks to Han van Eijden for sending me
an update on the Feijenoord 1970 team, see Winter
guess the UK Christmas Number One in 70-71? ***Answer at
the bottom of this page.
Email: Subject: Christmas Day / Boxing Day 1963
Bob, just reminiscing about forty one years ago! I
was very young then, of course...
recall Christmas Day v Man U at the Turf and
following day at Utd - and I seem to remember 5-1 for
Burnley and then 4-1 for Utd - or am I being
selective with the truth???
like to know if you can point me to a website with
details, if not I will have to go and find my copy of
Ray Simpson's hundred years' excellent history.
It will be in there.
regards, thanks for your interesting website!
you were right. In fact it was 6-1 to Burnley and 5-1 to
Man U, how amazing ! I think Burnley would struggle to
win 6-1against anyone this season, let alone
Manchester United ! See THE WEBSITE OF DREAMS for some more details.
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At Sky Sports - The Best Sport
Coverage From Around The World, Paul Dalglish can be
seen interviewing his father Kenny Dalglish
Here's the highlights...
P: Your first season
at Liverpool couldn't have gone much better,
scoring the winner in the European cup
final, how was that for you?
K: It could always
have gone better, we could have won the league. When
I scored the goal in the final, I must of been
excited because I jumped the advertising boards and
then looked behind and nobody else was with me!
P: You became
player-manager in 1985, was that difficult for you in
some ways - having to tell your mates what to do?
K: The lads
responded magnificently and we won the League and cup
double that season, which is more than I could have
P: Do you ever
regret taking a break from the Liverpool job?
K: I regret having
to make the decision, but nobody is bigger than the
club so I had to make the right decision for the
club. I also thought I was making the right decision
for you and your sister - until I saw you two crying
your eyes out about it!
Bowyer (Manchester City) is appointed Danny Wilson's
assistant manager at League One side, Milton Keynes Dons.
Ian had left Nottingham Forest in November.
could you please tell me if Gordon Banks ever played
for any other club. There is a dispute going on at
the local R.S.A. club here. Would much appreciate any
a lot, Yvonne Lawrence.
played for Chesterfield, Leicester City and Stoke City,
as well as England and Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the
North American Soccer League. I have added new
information about Gordon's games on the Gordon
Smith (Boston United) rejoins Harry Redknapp as his
assistant manager at Southampton.
Email: Subject: Joe Jordan
watched Joe Jordan when he played for Greencok
Morton when I was working in Scotland many year ago.
Is the present coach of Portsmouth the same
Joe Jordan ?
thanks for answering my question
Indeed it is. Incidentally, next generation
star, Kevin Bond - son of John
Bond (Bournemouth manager) is also on the
Next Generation News
I went to
see Leeds United v Millwall and saw David
Livermore play. I found out for the first time
that David is indeed the son of Doug Livermore
David's first appearance on the site, and he will now
appear on the Sons and Daughters and Current Next Generation pages.
I happed to watch Ryman Premiership side, Matlock Town this season, and found out
their captain is James Lukic, nephew of
Leeds United and Arsenal goalkeeper, John Lukic.
John was not a 70-71 season player so he is not otherwise
featured on the site.
Joe Kinnear resigns at Nottingham Forest
after ten months. Forest are in the relegation zone of
John Barker sadly dies
Email: Subject: Willie
you can help. When was Willy's first game for
United ? I think it was a midweek game but I could be
wrong. This was my wife's first game and I want
to try and get a programme from it.
Willie made his debut for Man U v Spurs 28/8/1968, which
was indeed midweek, a Wednesday. It was a 3-1 home
victory for Man U.
Next Generation News:
Currie, nephew of Tony Currie, makes his
debut for Ipswich Town, having signed for the
Championship side yesterday. Currie even scored Ipswich's
3rd goal in a 4-2 away League victory against his Uncle's
old club, QPR.. When Darren came on as substitute in the
55th minute the side were 2-1 down. Darren's goal came in
the 72nd minute and made it 3-2.
moved from Brighton and Hove Albion for a fee of 250,000
pounds having arrived there on a free in August from
Wycombe Wanderers. at Brighton he had played 22 League
games scoring twice, and also played one League cup
Harry Redknapp named as
manager of Southampton two weeks after having left
Premiership rivals, Portsmouth.
City's reserve team manager, Asa Hartford
(West Bromwich Albion) is praised by manager Kevin
for his side currently being top of the Reserve team's
league. (See Keegan hails Asa impact)
Ternent (Carlisle United) becomes the new manager of
Gillingham in League One. The club are in the relegation
zone. Stan left Burnley in May.
Gorman (Celtic), who was acting as caretaker
manager at Gillingham, has now returned to the League Two
side, Wycombe Wanderers, a club he left in November last
year after Tony Adams became manager. He gets the job now
that Tony Adams has left.
Smith (Dundee United) becomes manager of Scotland
following the departure of Berti Vogts (Star
Players of Mexico 1970) last month. Walter's last post was a three
month spell coaching at Manchester United until May 2004.
See Where are they now? Winter
for a brief profile.
dates right back to July, but I have finally got around
to adding it to the site...
Father and two sons
Mabbutt (Newport County) - Bristol Rovers in 50's
& 60's, Newport in '70's
Gary Mabbutt = Bristol Rovers 79-82 Tottenham Hotspur
Kevin Mabbutt - Bristol City '70's and 80's
I wrote back '5-6 years I've being doing this
and you're the first to bring that one to my attention
thanks !' and got this amazing reply !
More fathers and sons etc
you want a few more Bristol Rovers ones you appear to
be missing here they are:
Don Megson (Bristol
(Sheffield Wednesday 1952-69, Bristol Rovers 1969-71,
Son: Gary Megson (Plymouth Argyle, Everton, Sheffield
Wednesday, Newcastle, Man C, Norwich)
John Petts (Arsenal, Reading & Bristol Rovers
mid-fifties to 1970)
Son: Paul Petts (Bristol Rovers & Shrewsbury Town
Paul Hendrie (Birmingham, Bristol Rovers, Halifax)
Son: Lee Hendrie (Aston Villa)
Tony Ford (Bristol
City & Bristol Rovers 60's & 70's)
Son: Mike Ford (Cardiff City & Oxford United) (See
Geoff Twentyman Senior (Liverpool) (Carlisle & Liverpool)
Son: Geoff Twentyman Junior (Preston & Bristol
Rovers) (80's & 90's) Now BBC Bristol Sports
Phil Bater (Bristol Rovers, Wrexham, Brentford,
Son: Geraint Bater (Bristol Rovers, Clevedon Town)
John Hamilton (Bristol Rovers 1929-1931)
Son: Ian "Chico" Hamilton (Aston
Villa)(Bristol Rovers 1958-68)
Peter Higgins (Bristol
Rovers 68-73, Doncaster Rovers 73-76)
Son: Matthew Higgins (Birmingham City &
( I cannot verify this, so I've not
added Matthew to the site just yet - Bob)
Griffiths (Bristol Rovers 1979-81) was the son of an
Aston Villa and Newport player but I don't recall his
(Another I cannot verify just yet - Bob)
next one is a bit complicated!
Brothers Roy and Norman Moore both played for Grimsby
as did Roy's three sons Kevin, Dave and Andy. Kevin
Moore was at Southampton when he was twice loaned out
to Bristol Rovers.
(Yet, at this moment I surprisingly
cannot place any of them in the 70-71 season - Bob)
Lee and James Zabek were on Rovers books at the same
time. Only Lee played in the first team (also Exeter
City). James went to Clevedon Town.
Mark Hughes (Bristol Rovers, Swansea, Bristol
City and Tranmere Rovers) & Wayne Hughes
(Cardiff City) both played in the '80s whilst their
cousin Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool) was still turning out for
Liverpool and Wolves.
Malcolm and Dave John were on Bristol Rovers books in
the early '70's again only one of them (Malcolm)
actually played for Bristol Rovers first team.
(Malcolm John probably does qualify playing
for Swansea City Amateurs, but I cannot confirm this
yet - Bob)
couple of oldies I'm not sure you are interested in (Oh
yes- Bob): - Father John Muir
(1930-33) & Son Ian Muir (1953-57) both turned
out for Rovers amongst others.
brothers Frank & Jack Townrow played for Rovers
in the 1930s!
didn't see Gavin and Gordon Strachan listed ?
(I believe it does get a mention elsewhere
on the site, but, again, is not regularly followed up
as Gordon was not involved in the 70-71 season
This simple email
took me about 5 hours to convert for use on the site !
Now you may understand why it's been in my to do box for
As a result of
Martin's epic emails, the following players have been
added to the site for the first time. Ray Mabbutt
(Newport County), and Gary and Kevin Mabbutt (Sons and
Ford (Bristol Rovers) and Mike Ford (Sons and
Geoff Twentyman Junior (Sons and
Hamilton (Sons and Daughters: Fathers) and Ian "Chico"
Villa); Peter Higgins (Bristol
Mark Hughes and Wayne Hughes (Sons and
To round things
off, I added the rest of the Bristol
from the 1970-71 season, as featured in the Rothmans
Football Yearbook for the season.
And whilst I was on
the Newport County page, I added FA Cup goalscoring hero, Ronnie
Radford's name also.
Click here to find
current news on the following ...
Further Winter 2004-2005
news can be found at ...
For previous news pages
see the following :
*** The answer to the question,
'Who was the UK Christmas Number One in the 1970-71
season?' ... Dave Edmonds 'I hear you knocking'.
Surprisingly tasteful, I would say !